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to be thrown out. and since you're going to hear the memory of katrina invoked more and more in the coming days, like days. like katrina, three days like katrina, three days out, we're still learning about places receiving very little help and attention, like staten island, ann curry has more. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you, that is right, the outrage boiled over here in staten island, because more than three days after the hurricane here, people from the close-knit community, accused them of responding much slower here than to the richer parts of the city. >> every single person on this block lost everything. >> reporter: staten island has had enough. >> we just want everyone to know that we are hurting down here and we need help, immediately. >> reporter: residents here are asking why hasn't more help arrived? >> i think we're not getting more attention, because we are a working class neighborhood. and it is kind of like fend for yourself kind of thing. >> reporter: on the streets hit with debris, where the death toll has gone up to at least 19, today, the fury was seen live on telev
they have a lot in common with the people of the gulf coast who suffered through katrina in 2005. the sheer size andcope of the destruction from hurricane sandy stretches for hundreds of miles, from the jersey shore, to long island. this was a big storm, and has brought a significant part of the country to its knees. >> look at this line! it goes back -- this line goes six miles. look at this! >> reporter: with power still out to millions of people, one of the biggest daily concerns has become gasoline. some lines at stations that still have gas stretched for blocks. tempers of the drivers in those lines frayed. and police have even been called in to patrol the lines to keep the peace. >> i need to run my taxi too. >> reporter: there were some signs of meaningful progress. in new york city, more train and subway service was added. all told, the electricity is back on for more than 4 million homes and businesses across the northeast. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: this evening, the lights came back on in new york's greenwich village, something worth celebrating. and all but two of atlantic city
on the east coast following hurricane sandy has reminded us of other disasters, from hurricane katrina, to joplin, now think of this. the people in all three of those places are reaching out to help those suffering in those regions tonight. tonight, their story from janet shamlian. >> reporter: hundreds of miles from the despair, everything from diapers to batteries, collected from the people of louisiana, meant for people in new jersey. >> we know what they're suffering in new jersey, we just wanted to do something to help. >> reporter: the effort started simply, at first, just messages of support. like these from hurricane katrina survivors, images that quickly went viral, them, more help. >> some of the first people we saw down here were firefighters from new york, the new york police department and folks from new jersey. everybody came down here and helped us, it is time to help everybody back. >> reporter: there is a similar feeling from joplin, missouri, which was devastated by the tornado. even people living in the fema trailers, the community wanted to help. >> it brought back
've noticed is that there are pockets that are very similar to some of the hardest-hit areas after katrina. >> reporter: the company plans to help rebuild seaside heights, still closed off to residents. back in staten island, patrice says she doesn't know what's next, but she does know what she needs. >> i need some place to stay permanently. that i can afford to pay once fema help ends. >> reporter: and this is a community-based center run by volunteers. also fema has set up 55 centers throughout the hardest-hit areas of staten island. >> michelle frandsen, thank you. >>> meanwhile, the red cross says it's received $117 million in donations to help victims of sandy. and tells us that so far its response has been near flawless. but that's not what we heard in some hard-hit areas of new york city where storm victims claim the country's preeminent disaster relief organization has been missing in action. here's nbc's senior investigative correspondent lisa myers. >> reporter: two weeks after sandy hit, residents of breezy point, new york, still wonder if more help will ever arrive. >> we have
staggered, badly shaken and just plain rearranged. if you've already started hearing comparisons to katrina, there's a reason for it. things are starting to look and feel like a deep, long-haul disaster. the grisly business of finding bodies, the daily realization that the face of the earth has changed, especially along the jersey shore. this is the new contour of the jersey shore. and right where we are is the borderline between two towns which have been in the news, bayhead to the north. six miles down is seaside heights, new jersey, almost impossible to see what's left of the ferris wheel and the amusement tower. from seaside heights, new jersey, this is what we found on the beach, one of the 57 chevy replicas that was part of the ride. the ocean gave this quite a ride. but just pause and think about the number of 4 and 5-year-olds who got their first thrill on a carnival ride at the beach right in this front seat with the safety bar down to protect them. there are two kinds of damage along the jersey shore. these are the first pictures taken from beach level of some of the fanciest sect
katrina are inspiring one high school to come to the aid of hurricane sandy victims. help is on the way. that is the message being sent by airline high students and faculty. the group is on a mission to send this semi-trailer stocked with canned food, blankets, and other helpful items to the atlantic coast where it will be much appreciated. >>> i'm lynn berry. this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >>> and now from washington's leading news station this is "news4 today." >> extra firefighters called jofr night to battle a massive fire in middle east washington. i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome to "news4 today." the fire started at fourth and morris street and then it rekindleed th e rekindled this morning. megan mcgrath is on the scene. >> reporter: this was a very tough fire to get under control. there were a couple of instance where is they actually had to pull their firefighters out of the building because they were concerned about possible collapses, so they had to back out a little bit and change their strategy until it was sa
. sand yes's price tag is $50 billion. making it the fourth costliest disaster behind katrina, 9/11 and andrew. >>> homeowners may be spared a costly deductible. >>> and business is about to boom for companies that made oprah's annual favorite things list. we always love this one. a few of your favs, an $1800 battery and peddle pered bike, microsoft's new $500 surface tablet and a $40 blue velvet cake. blue velvet. just ahead, bill karins is going to have your weekend weather forecast, plus how one family in eastern pennsylvania is making the best of being without power. you're watching "early today." >>> well, welcome back. we'll get into your weekend forecast starting with today. no big storms across the country. nice and calm and mild in the southern half of the country. little chilly up along minneapolis, chicago and all across the northeast. little bit of moisture begins to increase in texas with some showers maybe even into tennessee and arkansas. nothing too bad. as we go through sunday, everything still pretty much the same. it's really, lynn, not until we get into tuesda
. >> this is our katrina. >> reporter: in new jersey and new york more than 4,000 residents are in shelters. nearly a quarter of a million people are still without power nearly two weeks after the storm hit. on long island, protests and anger that the utility company lipa hasn't worked quickly enough. >> we are cold, tired and we want our power now. >> reporter: today the agency says power has been restored to 93% of long island. meanwhile new york joined new jersey ordering gas rationing rules to help reduce long lines and frustration at the pump. this as hundreds of volunteers fanned out across neighborhoods including staten island to bring relief. part of new york city's designated volunteer day to help the thousands still dealing with sandy's destruction and showing the victims that they are not alone. >> thank you for helping. i appreciate it. >> reporter: homeland security secretary janet napalitano is scheduled to be back tomorrow. this time to visit a disaster recovery site in staten island. meantime, residents here are still waiting for the power to come back on. governor chris christie ha
relief effort from the red cross since hurricane katrina. >> a long time before things get back to normal. >>> for us, the prospect of a glitch this weekend ahead, huh? >> delicious, yes. i seldom use that term in weather, but, yes, quite that. delicious. very nice weather with plenty of sunshine over the next couple of days. i do think we'll see some clouds from time to time, but i also think sunday is going to be one delicious day. let's take a look and show you how it was earlier today. this is out towards frying pan park and the horses enjoying a little bit of sunshine, although temperatures still a little below average today. the wind blowing, too, and the pigs, the pigs always enjoying it as you make your way out and about today. take a look at the temperatures out there. of course, one of the bad things about frying pan park, always good to get out there and go to the petting zoo. 58 degrees the high temperature today. once again, below average but today was the warmest day in almost two weeks and, yes, of course, it is the warmest day so far in the month of november. tomorrow will
katrina. and in retail news, starbucks has a new caffeine addiction and it's tea. the coffee chain is buying teavana. the biggest acquisition ever. starbucks ceo schultz said the company will try to bring a starbuck-like experience to teavana. he said stores will be updated with a tea bar selling hot and cold drinks and plans to opening in more urban errors other than shopping malls where it currently has locations. >> thank you. >>> some of your favorite snacks and guilty pleasure foods could be just days away from rolling off the assembly line for the last time. hostess brand, which makes twinkies and the donettes will try to liquidate unless workers stop striking. employees hit the picket lines after court-ordered paycuts. they filed for chapter 11 in january. if the company does lick dade, operations could stop as soon as tuesday. my goodness gracious, life without twinkies. >>> get away from my car. get away from my car. >> that's not going to do it. there's a wild turkey out there attacking cars. this home video from farmington, connecticut. a guy trying to go to work. he had
katrina. because so many gas stations are powerless they are taking their own fuel and other supplies with them and working shifts of at least 12 hours. be sure to stay with news 4 and nbc washington.com for the latest on hurricane sandy's impact. remember, you can help the storm victims as well. all you have to do is go to red cross.org or call 1-800-help now or text the word red cross to 90999 and make a $10 donation. >>> fairfax county police are investigating yet another sexual assault case in a string of incidents they believe are connected. the latest assault happened thursday night on commerce street as a woman was waiting for the bus. this makes eight attacks in the past two months all in the springfield area. police believe this man is responsible here for those assaults. he is described as about 5'8" with a beard. police are asking anyone with information to contact them immediately. >>> d.c. police are asking for the public's help in finding a man suspected of attacking a woman in her apartment. they handed out flyers yesterday looking for information on the man in these se
after hurricane katrina because so many gas stations are powerless now, they are taking their own fuel and other supplies with them up to jersey. they will work shifts of at least 12 hours. >>> four days to go until election day. there are nine swing states, but only one is the grand prize. and that is ohio. it holds the key to both -- to victory for both campaigns. and as steve handelsman reports. that's where both candidates are campaigning today. >> reporter: so close to the end, you know they're in ohio. mitt romney in aetna. >> i'm counting on you. >> president obama in hilliard taking credit for the auto bailout. >> it paid off in toledo, where chrysler's adding more than 1,000 new jobs on a second shift. not in china. right here in ohio. >> reporter: it paid off for him in in ohio polls. >> this morning we learned -- than at any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: it's the last jobless report before the vote. 7.9% unemployment. slightly worse. >> the president went to springfield, ohio. >> reporter: romney stopped in wisconsin where he's polling five points behind. >> ca
after hurricane katrina. >> many others have been dispatched from illinois to share what they learned from katrina several years ago. >> reporter: how much water do we need to pump out? >> our estimates at this point in time are 300 to 400 million gallons of water. and it's growing. >> reporter: and even though there's not as much overall as there was in new orleans, he says the job in new york is much more difficult. >> it's not the amount of water that's the problem, it's where it is. >> it's where it is, yeah. >> and where it is is underground in miles and miles of subway and road tunnels. >> some of those tunnels are up to 2 miles long. and the only points into them is at each end. and that requires us to have some pumping capabilities that perhaps reach 1/2 mile to a mile long. >> another problem, the age of the tunnels. new york's subway system is over 100 years old. >> some places we could probably pump out quicker, but we don't want to collapse the tunnel. >> the next challenge, where to pump all that water. >> largely mostly sea water. right now we're working on, it'll get pu
the relief effort for sandy is the largest in the u.s. since hurricane katrina. the red cross has raised around $117 million in donations and pledges. that came from fundraisers including nbc's telethon last week which brought in $23 million. the salvation army has also chipped in raising $5 million to help those affected by the storm. a lot of people just doing the simple thing of texting the red cross and making that $10 donation. every little bit helps. >> so easy. >>> time is 6:13. still ahead the facility opening its doors to help military vets find a job today. >>> and under water surprise. the great tale one man captured during a fishing trip. >>> plus the clumsy intruder caught on camera barging through a yogurt shop. >>> a reason to move the weekend plans outdoors. chuck's the reason. no. he is back with the mild weather forecast, next. it's my coffee when i want it. you press a button, you have great dunkin' coffee. i got my coffee for the morning, i got my dunkin' k-cup packs for the rest of the day. only available at dunkin' donuts restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee.
find themselves caught off guard and you and i know having covered katrina you get the first wham was, okay, but then the insidious sort of day after day after day -- >> it's going to be a long slaught. >> that's what hit people now. as trite as it sounds, the more you can talk to your family members about it, the more important it is. reach out to neighbors who may not have anything. find out if you can help car-pool kids. find out what's happening in community centers. there are a lot of communities still virtually cut off from the rest of the world and they're not getting information. >> everything connects, you don't have any power, any gas. you don't have gas, you can't get to the store, the pharmacy. talk about people if you need a medication and you have just fumes in your gas tank, you can't get to the pharmacy, may not be open when you get there, what do you do? >> this preparedness issue. everyone should have a five-gallon water container that sits in the basement that's always there. for people on medications, have a zip locked bag with at least two or three days of medicat
hurricane katrina. the red cross has raised $117 million in donations and pledges. nbc is behind a big chunk of that bringing in $23 million with last week's telethon. the salvation army has chipped in raising $5 million to help those affected by the storm. >>> some of hollywood's biggest stars are once again lending a hand to help those affected by superstorm sandy. robert deniro, michael j. fox and matthew broderick are shooting public service announcements to help raise money for victims of sandy to help find permanent housing. the fund will help people repair and return to their damaged homes. >> a lot of celebrities pitching in. >>> the time is 9:13. next we'll meet a basketball court so slippery the players couldn't finish last night's game. >>> plus news many teenage girls will be happy about this morning. >>> and the new research that might give you good reason to work out on this saturday morning instead of reaching for that snack. >>> it's a decent day outside. how long will the mild weather last? chuck bell has your forecast next. >>> welcome back everybody. i'm storm team 4 meteo
sandy. many of these crews also responded after hurricane katri katrina. because so many gas stations have no power they are taking their own fuel and other supplies with them. they're working shifts of at least 12 hours. and be sure to stay with news 4 and nbc washington.com for continuing coverage of hurricane sandy's impact. remember to help storm victims you can go to red cross.org or call 1-800-help now or text the word red cross to 90999 to make a $10 donation. >>> today is the last chance for d.c. voters to head to the polls before the rush of tuesday's election. early voting officially ends in the district tonight. last week people waited in long lines to cast their ballots. this weekend early voting in each of the eight wards runs through 9:00 tonight. it's also the last day for in person absentee voting in virginia, a state that's back battleground for votes that everyone will be watching. news 4's derrick ward is live this morning in fairfax as the first voters roll in. good morning, derrick. >> reporter: good morning. indeed this is the last stage for early absentee voting
as christie has said and i think that will have an impact on the race. >> no katrina moments for president obama and my reporting indicates there haven't been any. and mitt romney just tries to have service event and plays it down, campaigning strongly now. they both are. one of those factors we'll know more about on election day. >> we have to take a break, we'll be right back. stay with us. >>> the washington area dodge the the worst of hurricane sandy, but a lot of people faced a loss of power and downed trees. how did the region do? how did we weather the storm? how did utilities weather it, how did they prepare? >> the input we are getting is that they did pretty well that there was preparation and good response, a little bit of concern raised about the virginia situation with their power folks, pepco. a lot of people were saying a lot of different things about pepco this time than in previous storms. baltimore gas & electric. our listeners seem to be telling us that in general, they seem satisfied and people without power are not happy, we got a lot of that. there you go. >> one of t
governor of mississippi when hurricane katrina came through. you know what you had to do in terms of working with the federal government. a lot of heat on chris christie, the governor of new jersey for being seen touring his state with president obama and praising his leadership. in your opinion, did governor christie break some unwritten rule? >> look, the governor, whether it's governor of mississippi or new jersey is supposed to do what's in the best interest of his state and his people. and when you have a big disaster like this, a governor knows that not for the next few weeks or months, but for years the federal government's going to be their partner. you know, it's very interesting to me when i didn't criticize george bush after katrina, the press attacked me for not criticizing, saying i was partisan. i did just exactly what chris christie did in this sense. i was taught criticize in private, praise in public, but criticize in private. and besides that, the federal government did a whole lot more right than wrong. for christie and new jersey, their relationship with the fe
katrina the price of gas went up, but that's because that storm struck in a different region of the country. >> well, yes indeed. 25% of the nation's refining capacity is on the gulf coast. katrina was a category 5 storm which meant refineries near the coast took a lot more wind, a lot more water, although sandy was properly named a super storm, it didn't have the sustained wind that we see on the gulf coast with a category 5, and so you didn't have anywhere near the damage to the production facilities. but what makes the new york area, new jersey, new york, connecticut so complicated, matt in, terms of the supply system is you don't have that many refineri refineries. therefore you rely on pipelines and ports, and the ports took quite a bit of damage. you couldn't get barges and ships in there right away. >> right. >> the refineries weren't too badly damaged, but the pipeline was also shut down for a while because it exits on the water. >> let me ask you this then as someone who knows the industry and the delivery system very well. how long do you think this situation is goi
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